The Shepherd Who Would be King (Paperback)

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Richard Phillips
Alliance of Confessing Evangelicals

The Shepherd Who Would be King chronicles the career of David, one of the best-known figures in the Bible, from his humble origins as a shepherd boy to his slaying of the giant Goliath, to his triumphant crowning success as king of Israel. David's story is that of a career executive, and in it Richard D Phillips sees reflected the trials and triumphs that mark our own lives in today's business world. While following his career, the reader witnesses the fashioning of a leader, as David's heart is shaped by his faith in God. his love for God's people, and his passion for real and lasting achievement.  Despite his own flaws and the venomous opposition of many, David remains true to God and his people, and through this one an entire nation found its purpose and identity. The lessons in The Shepherd Who Would be King are clear, biblically based, and will challenge and equip men and women to raise their aspirations and heighten the impact of their leadership.

Publication Date: 2015

Topic: David, shepherding, business, trials

Scripture Reference:  Psalms of David, 1 Samuel, 2 Samuel

Table of Contents:

  1. While Shepherds Watched Their Fields
  2. In the Shadow of Giants
  3. Morning Star, Evening Sun
  4. Songs of Deliverance
  5. A Servant's Reward
  6. David, CEO
  7. The Seduction of Success
  8. The Royal Offspring


Richard Phillips is senior minister of Second Presbyterian Church in Greenville, SC and chair of the Philadelphia Conference of Reformed Theology.  He earned his bachelor's degree at the University of Michigan, a master of business administration degree at the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School of Business, and a master of divinity degree at Westminster Theological Seminary. Prior to entering the ministry, he commanded tank units as an officer in the US Army and later served as an assistant professor of leadership at the US Military Academy at West Point. 

Number of Pages: 274